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williamo
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Post by williamo » Fri Apr 11, 2008 1:44 pm

:D Just listening to Jeremy Vine on the Beeb,discussing Mobility Scooters, and the speed they travel at on the pavement, made me stop and think, it must as be as dangerous as crossing the Tank Park in front of either "A" or "C" Sqd Drivers! Note not the Best Sqdn, "B"Sqdn.
:P :P :P Bill :oops: :oops: :oops:

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Post by Phil(Quassie)Baldwin » Fri Apr 11, 2008 3:54 pm

Now who is being contreversal.
Having served 6 years in B.Sqn in the recce role and 6 years in D. Sqn on Cheiften I would say they were of equal stregths in work and play. How ever that is not too surprizing as the 1973 nominal roll for B. Sqn was very nearly the complete Nominal roll for D. Sqn on its formation in 1977 I can not comment on the driving skills of A & C. Sqn though at a guess they were probably somewhat lacking Not that I am in anyway qualified to pass judgement on places where I have not been. And would not presume to be an ex Spurt in these matters
Of course there wasent a D. Sqn when you were doing your bit was there Bill, they reformed in Hohne after being disbanded in the late 40's.
Phil

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Post by williamo » Fri Apr 11, 2008 5:54 pm

8) Thought it Might Phil, But remember "On Parade" I had the best View Point of all, "Front row of the Band" facing the whole Regiment,and in the thirteen years i served It is my Opinion that "B" was Best!

Smartest Turnout and Smartest on Parade, Marching in Close order or as Escort to the colour, I think they were the best.

I expect others will think differently, but, we all have the Freedom of Speach do we not?

Have a Nice Day!

:oops: Bill :oops:

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Post by Mac McNulty » Fri Apr 11, 2008 6:24 pm

Bill,

I will have to agree with you as the ex SSM of B Sqn who had the honour of being the SSM when B Sqn escorted the Guidon on the very last Trooping of the Guidon of the 14/20th King's Hussars.

But having served in every Squadron during my time my heart still lies with my first Sqn "A Sqn".

I was also the first SSM of the First Squadron formed of the KRH and that was A Squadron formed up some six weeks prior to the full amalgamation of the Regiments but we will not talk about that!

Mac

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Post by williamo » Fri Apr 11, 2008 6:38 pm

Hi Mac, (Jan 02 - Aug 94) your service detail, Wow Tpr to SSM in EIGHT YEARS, thats a rapid promotion Path, guess I chose the wrong Trade, after thirteen Years in the Regimental band, having obtained Cert of Army Edu 3 & 2, Trade tested to Bandsman Class A1, conducted the Band at both WOs & Officers Mess nights, and on the Parade ground, I only Managed to get Paid L/Cpl, Acting unpaid Cpl. And at the end of my term they tried to get me to stay with the offer of "Un-Paid" Sgt.
Think I made the right decision, but really have missed the Regimental Family over the years.
Bill

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Post by Paul Keller » Fri Apr 11, 2008 7:38 pm

Having successfully managed to put a chieftain off the side of a AVLB, whilst on Soltau, during regimental test day, April '79, (Remember that damn 15km forced march over the training area???? Oooh it f****ng 'urt!) I suppose i'm in no position to comment on driving skills, so i won't!!!! :cry: :cry: :cry:
Then it's Trooper this, an Trooper that
And Trooper how's yer soul?
But it's "Hawks are bloody 'ero's"
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Post by mike » Fri Apr 11, 2008 9:22 pm

I seem to remember that somebody be it from the regiment or some other regiment took a centurion dozer out and decapitated some local German in his car ?can anybody enlighten me to this story.
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Post by Paul Keller » Fri Apr 11, 2008 9:29 pm

Mike
You've got a "Headstart" over the rest of us with that one!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
Then it's Trooper this, an Trooper that
And Trooper how's yer soul?
But it's "Hawks are bloody 'ero's"
When the tanks began to roll!

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Post by williamo » Fri Apr 11, 2008 10:03 pm

Mike, " A " real prang, or may"B" he did'nt "C" it! I'm glad I was safe in the "Band" of brothers! :oops:

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Post by Brian Hunter » Fri Apr 11, 2008 11:53 pm

Must have been a soft top.
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Post by Arnie » Sat Apr 12, 2008 4:54 am

Mike
Don't know if its the incident you were meaning but in winter 1961/62 some guy stole a Centurian and just outside the Snake Pit realised, in his drunken haze, what he was doing and started to turn round and return it. When he was square on to oncoming traffic from both directions stalled it. He did a runner and later the manager of the cinema in Bergen and his wife drove straight into it killing both. He was in our nick for months waiting Courts Martial. If memory serves right he was from another unit.
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ned kelly

Post by ned kelly » Sat Apr 12, 2008 7:21 am

Well here are a couple of doozies!

1. Max Hallam and Tony Abby getting drunk in the Dutch Naafi in Hohne and then stealing a Chieftain, then began heading for the East German Border via Soltau, luckily they got waylaid by a huge Gasthaus on the way.

2. Don Hardman (reme), A cook, another reme guy and Toddy from C Sqn at the time. Stole a Chieftain in Hohne took it down town Bergen flattening cars on the way, parked it up in the Weinberg car park.

3. Boris Mellor driving a Chieftain out of A sqn hangars in Hohne, brakes fail and he runs right over a German van sitting outside the Washdown, with a guy sittting in the van eating his sarnie. He was lucky.

Just to name a few, there are more...

Ned

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Post by Phil(Quassie)Baldwin » Sat Apr 12, 2008 10:23 am

Bill
I think you will find Mac joined in 1972.
I know a lot of the guys laugh about Max Tony and Toddy in Hohne what I remember was a sense of humor loss when the guard was doubled because of it.
Phil

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Post by williamo » Sat Apr 12, 2008 12:54 pm

:D Phil, Just took Macs "Brief Service Detail from the site.
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Post by FOLEYBRICK » Sat Apr 12, 2008 1:49 pm

BILL

Look again it's not eight YEARS but EIGHT months some promotion!!!!!!


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